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Golf

  • Get fit for better golf longer in life

    Spring has come once more and we can finally play golf without four layers of clothing, winter gloves, hand warmers, earmuffs, wool socks and a flask. 

    It’s time to tune up our game, time to take lessons and hit balls at the range, time to begin a walking, stretching or fitness program on our own, at the gym or perhaps with a personal trainer. 

  • Molly Gore speaks to First Tee board of directors

    BY ELSA BONSTEIN

    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    Molly Gore has been a member of The First Tee of Brunswick County since the organization began five years ago. 

    She was one of the original 10 kids chosen to be part of the yearlong Nick Bradley Clinic at Barefoot Landing. She is an Eagle level participant in The First Tee and a member of the South Brunswick High School conference championship girls’ golf team. 

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association game Feb. 3 was two best balls of the foursome. The winners at -13 were Chuck Hornfeck, Bernie Gruzlewski and Dave Harper. In second at -3 was the team of Paul Salerno, Jim Pope and Bob Janovic.

    The game Feb. 7 was individual net scores. The winner at -1 was Dave Harper. In second at even par was Tom Kronyak.

    CFAG

    On Feb. 7 at Oyster Bay, Steve Maiorca, Frank Janton and Joe Meo placed first with an 84. The three-man teams scored one net on the par 4s and par 5s and two nets on the par 3s.

  • The Beachcombers: Year-round fun and friendly competition

    There are a couple dozen golf groups in Brunswick County. Some are the LGA’s and the MGA’s of local golf clubs. Some are aligned with particular organizations like the VFW or the Elks Clubs. 

    Still others are ad hoc groups that formed years ago because of friendships and/or proximity. Many of these golf groups have been around for 10-20 years or longer. 

    One such group that plays year-round (Brrrrrrrr) is the Beachcombers. They have a fascinating and often hilarious history and a story that begs to be told. 

  • The Boy Scouts and The First Tee of Brunswick County

    What do The Boy Scouts of America and The First Tee of Brunswick County have in common? 

    The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibility of participation as citizens and in the development of personal fitness. 

  • Golf, kids: A successful program made possible by coach Al Arrigoni

    The First Tee of Brunswick County opened its youth organization five years ago this month. In her column “Golf, kids: A winning program,” Elsa Bonstein wrote about the more than 100 youngsters who showed up for the initial week of classes to the delight of founders Rusty and Carol Petrea.

  • Calabash dart league

    The Calabash VFW steel tip dart league results for Jan. 25. First: Joan Elmire, Craig Sweetman and Lee Harrison. Second: Ken Yusko, Winnie Kosmel and Tom Kelleher. Third: Ken Anderson, Pete McGerr and R. J. Branham. On Feb. 1, Darleen Riley, Mike Walton and Tom Townsend were first. Second: Rich Murray, Barbara Ketcham and Jerry Morano. Third: Pinky Hindman, Tom Kelleher and Joe Williams.

     

                 

  • Golf action

    CFAG

    On Jan. 31 at Farmstead, members played a Stableford format. Joe Gallo placed first at +2. Tying for second were John Ducey, Steve Maiorca and John Ogden at -4.

    On Feb. 2 at Meadowlands, John Ducey, George O’Connell, Frank Janton and Bob Jaeger placed first at 200. The teams alternated scoring two and three nets per hole and scored four nets on Nos. 9 and 18. Placing second were Pete Scott, Bob Levan, Karl Petersen and Joe Gallo.

    CAROLINA BOGEY BUSTERS

  • Golf is not a contact sport, so learn the rules

    After watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play a less-than-sterling game Sunday, I am ready to concentrate on golf once more. Our Steelers’ flags, signs, plaques, shirts, plates and napkins are packed away in the attic waiting for the next football season. My Terrible Towel and my Steelers’ earrings are in the bottom drawer of my dresser. 

  • Farmstead, Meadowlands named in top 100 courses

    Farmstead Golf Links and Meadowlands Club in Calabash, on the northern end of Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand, are among the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play,” in North Carolina, according to the North Carolina Golf Panel. 

    The rankings of the panel, which are reported to be “the most authoritative source on golf in the state,” were published in the winter edition of GolfStyles magazine.